Dunkin' Donuts, headquartered in Massachusetts and a subsidiary of Dunkin' Brands, Inc., is one of the world's leading baked goods and coffee chain.
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• Revenue: 0.75 billion US$
It serves over 3 million customers per day. Dunkin' Donuts sells more than 50 varieties of donuts and several coffee beverages as well as an array of breakfast sandwiches, bagels, and several other baked goods. In 1950, the first Dunkin' Donuts shop was opened by Bill Rosenberg in Massachusetts. Dunkin' Donuts licensed its first franchisee in 1955. French beverage company Pernod Ricard S.A. bought Dunkin’ Brands from Allied Domecq under the name of Allied Domecq Quick Service Restaurants. In December 2005, Pernod Ricard sold the Dunkin' Brands to three private-equity firms: Bain Capital Partners, Thomas H. Lee Partners and the Carlyle Group.